Columbus 4, Dallas 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 29-23-6-4 16-10-3-3 13-13-3-1 L1
Columbus 32-25-4-1 18-11-1-1 14-14-3-0 W3

Recap


Blue Jackets 4, Stars 2: Artem Anisimov tallied twice to extend his goal-scoring streak to four games and lift host Columbus to its third straight victory.

Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored during a three-goal first period as the Blue Jackets won for the sixth time in nine games (6-2-1). Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 31 shots to improve to 5-0-1 lifetime against Dallas.

Defensemen Alex Goligoski and Trevor Daley scored 1:43 apart early in the third period for the Stars, who dropped to 5-2-1 in their last eight. Dan Ellis, making his first start since Feb. 1, finished with 16 saves.

The Blue Jackets jumped on the Stars from the outset, taking the lead 74 seconds into the game as Jenner whistled a high wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle past Ellis. Columbus doubled the lead 10 minutes later, when Brandon Dubinsky lost control of the puck on a rush, only to have it poked toward the slot to an unguarded Umberger for an easy conversion.

Anisimov continued his torrid streak with five minutes left in the period, gathering a loose puck in front and sliding a backhander past Ellis for a 3-0 advantage - which also started a span of 22:54 without a shot for Columbus. Dallas rallied with a pair of goals in the opening 3 1/2 minutes of the third as Goligoski buried a rebound and Daley redirected a blast from defenseman Sergei Gonchar to cut it to 3-2, but Anisimov struck again with 4:07 left to round out the scoring.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Anisimov's two goals, his fourth and fifth in the last four games, lifted his season total to a career high-tying 18. ... Dallas traded veteran D Stephane Robidas to Anaheim on Tuesday for a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2014 draft. Robidas, 37, has been sidelined with a broken leg since Nov. 29. ... With one second-period shot, Columbus matched a franchise low that now has been reached 10 times.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Columbus
Trevor Daley 1 Points Artem Anisimov 2
Trevor Daley 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 2
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Brandon Dubinsky 1
Alex Goligoski 1 Power Play Goals Artem Anisimov 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dan Ellis .800 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .939
Dan Ellis 16 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 33 2 1-3 1-2 6 27
Columbus 20 4 1-2 2-3 8 39

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .452 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Stars have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .562 after a loss.